St Petrocs homeless shelter in Exeter is celebrating its 20th birthday this week.
Staff are expecting a 50% rise in people staying over Christmas.
Local businesses and volunteers have been donating turkeys and clothes to help with the rise in numbers.
A team from Devon will compete in a national football tournament for homeless people.
The Street2Feet five-a-side competition will be held in Manchester on May the 15th.
Chapter 1, which provides accommodation and support for vulnerable people in Torquay, will send a team to the game, for the third time.
32 teams representing more than 20 homeless projects will take part.
As the temperatures stay below freezing in the evening, the homeless are among those worst affected. In fact it has been so cold recently that in Exeter emergency accommodation has been set up: something that is proving a lifeline for many, as Seth Conway has been finding out.